Kusp - "Nobody Likes The Records That You Play" - (7:03) 140 BPM
Alessandro Grops - "Beyond" - (7:01) 130 BPM
Charly Schaller - "Moonshine" - (8:40) 133 BPM
Review: For the second instalment of the Electric Soul Music series, Alan Fitzpatrick has recruited some new producers alongside well-known names. Embodying the label's tough but soulful approach is
Niereich Vs. Shadym & Linus Quick's "Don't Let Me Down", where pounding kicks and lithe break beats underpin haunting female vocals. Konrad delivers a similar sound, albeit with more brash vocals delivered over a rolling, filtered groove. Meanwhile, Tenzella represents an intense version of Fitzpatrick's sound, as acid lines are fired at hyper speed over the pounding drums of "Excuse". Representing better known artists and the more extreme end of We Are The Brave's sound, Filterheadz drops the rave siren and hardcore bass-led "Emphasis".
Review: Is there ever a reason to doubt The Prototypes? The kings of floor filling d&b return with the anthemic "Don't Let Me Go", a tune so euphoric it deserves to be played loud and danced to with serious dedication. After the upbeat love-in of the first track then, take a minute to recharge with the dark and dirty "Humanoid", a rampant explosion of cinematic vocal samples and sci-fi soundtracking. Next comes three remixes of the title track starting with a chilled-out house re-fix by Jade Blue and then followed up by a Jade Blue piano remix. Adding funk and a bit of sexy slowness was a fantastic idea, taking it up to a sparklingly fresh big top remix for track five was an even better one. Sped up, slowed down, funked up, stripped back, either way, we love.